You don’t have to be a musician to bring music into your home. There are plenty of way to cultivate a love and appreciation of music in your children without any formal musical training. To get you started we have rounded up some of our favorite ideas.
Play Music / Radio – Eventually your little ones will develop their own musical tastes but before they hit the tween years they are just a vessel waiting to be filled. So pull out those Beatles albums, throw a Michael Jackson dance party, put on some Bach or Mozart for quiet time, sing along to your favorite Johnny Cash song, or plan your weekly pancake breakfast around your favorite Jazz podcast.
Go See Concerts – Take advantage of all of the musical awesomeness that NYC has to offer. We know it can be daunting to take your kids to see concerts but luckily there tons of kid friendly music spaces and concert series on our doorsteps and many of them are even free! Check out some of our favorites here: BAM, Kids at Lincoln Center, Celebrate Brooklyn, Carnegie Kids , The Little Orchestra Society.
Singing With Your Children – Thats right, sing, sing out loud! It doesn’t matter if you think you can’t sing, chances are you can sing better then you think you can and your child will think you are a superstar! So turn up the radio and belt out a tune. Teach your kid your favorite song or spark your memory with some of these classic children’s song lyrics https://kidsongs.com/lyrics
Making Up Songs – Kids love making up songs and they will love it even more when you join in the fun. Make up songs to go along with your daily routines like bedtime, cleanup, bath time or just passing the milk. Anything can be the subject of a family hit song. You can even start simple and just change up the lyrics to an easy children’s classic like, “Twinkle Twinkle”. Kids go nuts for silly songs and starting with mashing up lyrics and turning them into something like, “Twinkle Twinkle little banana….”, is a great way to get the ball rolling!
We hope we have inspired you to bring music into your home. Your entire family will benefit from the addition to music in your home so don’t let your own inhibitions hold you back. Start making music in your home today!